Angels in search of solid investment opportunities

Rod Brown of Valhalla Private Capital talks about how and why his group has invested over $55 million into approximately 190 early-stage companies

Angels in search of solid investment opportunitiesRod Brown is managing director of Valhalla Private Capital. Calgary’s Business: What is Valhalla Private Capital? Brown: Valhalla Private Capital helps entrepreneurs and investors across the globe navigate the startup lifecycle from “cradle to exit” and back again. A full-service corporate finance firm, Valhalla started in Alberta as an angel investing group in 2003 and has…

Putting business performance in perspective

Business coach Kelly Laverty helps business leaders get the best out of themselves, their companies and their employees

Putting business performance in perspectiveKelly Laverty is a business coach in Calgary with FocalPoint Coaching. He recently won the company's Coaching Practice of the Year Award. Calgary’s Business: Describe what you do as a business coach. Laverty: My role as a business coach can best be described as becoming a partner with the business leader. The approach I take…

Challenging times ahead but pipeline should be built: Masson

Energy project development and governance, marketing and finance veteran believes the Trans Mountain deal can benefit all parties

Challenging times ahead but pipeline should be built: MassonRichard Masson has over 30 years of leadership experience in energy project development and governance, energy marketing, and finance. He has a consulting practice at Planning Solutions and was formerly CEO of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, as well as an executive with Nexen and Shell, and director of oil sands policy and development with Alberta…

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic times

Years of recruitment and talent management have taught Joy Cohen that resumes need to be tight, clean and targeted

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic timesJoy Cohen is the author of Take Aim: How to Get Noticed and Hired In Tough Times. She’s a human resources professional, with over 10 years of recruitment and talent management experience, as well as an accomplished resume writer and career coach. Calgary’s Business: Tell me a little bit about what you do and how…

Gamma-Tech Inspections met the recession challenge head-on

Government at all levels lags behind in understanding the importance of small business, says president Debra Ross

Gamma-Tech Inspections met the recession challenge head-onDebra Ross is president and CEO of Gamma-Tech Inspection Ltd. Calgary’s Business: Tell me about your company. When was it formed? How many employees do you have? What does the company do? Ross: Gamma-Tech Inspection Ltd. was incorporated July 15, 2002. It has successfully provided a wide spectrum of non-destructive testing services to the oil…

We must stop Trudeau’s attack on Alberta’s economy: Kenney

'Unlike the NDP, the United Conservatives understand that we face a hostile Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa that has pledged to “phase out” the oilsands'

We must stop Trudeau’s attack on Alberta’s economy: KenneyJason Kenney is leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta. He spoke with Calgary's Business about the state of the economy in the province. Calgary's Business: Is the Alberta economy out of the woods after two years of a recession in 2015 and 2016? Kenney: Let’s face it: the NDP made a bad situation…
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